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Poster: ghostofghostofrbnw Date: Feb 27, 2008 10:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: biggest mistake

what song would you say the dead should not have played? ......... I ask this cuz theres no way they should have ever touched baba oreilly...EVER...WHAT A FLOP...
though vince does sound a bit like daltrey
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Poster: cosmic chuck Date: Feb 2, 2008 7:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: biggest mistake

I gotta say that All Along the Watchtower always annoyed me so add it to the list.

Dear Prudence is the one exception to the Beatles" rule

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Poster: He Live's Date: Feb 27, 2008 12:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: BIGGEST LOSER

you big MAN you......

go on now, mis-spell something




CONGRATULATIONS RICH... you are the biggest LOSER that i encounter on a regular basis.... REALLY, you are sort of like, THE DEFINITION of A LOSER -- vainly seeking self aggrandizement at the expense of others. that expense being the duration during which we are forced to tolerate your presence, or lack of presence as it were.

do you eat a lot of fast food? drive an SUV violently during commute hours in the carpool lane by yourself? do you try and find an angle whenever you can? do you find pleasure in the pain of others? have a hard time admitting you were wrong? think rush limbaugh is a smart fella? cut in line much rich? have a hard time putting a sentence together? one that DOESN'T involve profanity? rent or own? paper or plastic?

interested in..... anything other than yourself rich? you seem like a real loser man... are you TITO, or SMILES or TWO? or ALL OF THE ABOVE?

[...] i think this song is about someone a lot more interesting than rbnw but i am plugging it in here because this is the dead forum and richy is obviously such an exemplary version of a big ol LOSER...

sometime soon rich will re-up the biggest loser post, CAN'T WAIT!


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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Feb 28, 2008 6:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: BIGGEST LOSER

damn!!!!

i thought this was gonna be about Jillian Michaels


what a friggin let down :(


;-P

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Poster: NoiseCollector Date: Mar 22, 2008 2:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: BIGGEST LOSER

Best post in months...

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Poster: Poicephalus Date: Feb 1, 2008 2:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: biggest mistake

Stir It Up.

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Poster: jackstraw86 Date: Feb 1, 2008 7:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: biggest mistake

I saw the breakout of Day Tripper and it was awful. I think they only played it a few times and I never heard a decent version. People dug it for the nostalgia factor but it really was a train wreck. I totally agree about Baba too.

This kind of begs the inverse question:
What songs were played only once or a few times that worked but they didn't play them more? Ballad of a Thin Man comes to my mind. They played it 8 times and I thought it was a wonderful cover.

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Poster: cosmic chuck Date: Feb 2, 2008 7:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: biggest mistake

Even though they played it quite a bit I have to say that "The Weight" was a great cover for them and so was "Masterpiece"

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Feb 1, 2008 7:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: biggest mistake

Nearly every Beatles song the Dead covered was a huge huge mistake.

Ever hear Jerry try to remember the words to "Revolution"? How about the vocal train wreck that is the acoustic attempt at "Blackbird" from some show in '88?
"Lucy in the Sky"? Please, it's embarrassing. The Dead are wonderful for many things--but vocal harmonizing--a Beatles tour de force--is not among them.
Why they attempted any Beatles covers ever is beyond me.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Feb 1, 2008 8:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: biggest mistake

I know it sounds bad, but I have to say that the Why Don't We Do It In The Road the third day to open the second set at the Greek in that "horrid" year of '84 (after some very memorable moments the preceding two days) was a hell of a lot of fun to be at. Sometimes ragged is right when you're in the moment.

For covers they should/could have done more of, I'd have been pleased with some more Traffic (medicated goo anyone?)and Derek/EC stuff (Let It Rain would have been nice; I enjoyed Keep On Growin when I saw/heard it). BTW, anyone going to see Winwood/Clapton at MSG?

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Feb 1, 2008 9:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: biggest mistake

I always thought bell bottom blues would be awesome in the second set

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Feb 1, 2008 8:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: biggest mistake

....In the Road actually WAS fun...and since Brent sang lead it wasn't butchered like so many other Beatles tunes.

I would like to have heard the boys do a cover of Dylan's "Jokerman"...Jerry would have sounded great on that.

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Poster: amosearle Date: Feb 1, 2008 8:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: biggest mistake

Oooooh, a Dead Jokerman would/could have been great fun, nice call... I'm going to find that one for the drive home now...I haven't heard it in at least a year.

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Poster: blacklakelight Date: Feb 1, 2008 8:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: biggest mistake

"Satisfaction." Ok? I love the Stones, and I love the Dead. If I had to pick two all-times, they'd be it. I can't stress that enough. Rarely, however, do the twain shall meet in MY mind. For wight there's a twain weck. "It's All Over Now" is okay, because the Dead kind of made it their own, got that old shuffle workin', koo-koo-shakey- shakey etc, plus giving fits to the songomancers and portent-prone; "THEY'RE BREAKING UHHHHPP!" (See, Jerry's the "baby," who used to stay out "all night long," slang for heroin-- slide me a twinny dat all-night-long,you'd say--and Bobby well, it made him "cry," as in "Donkey tears," so called when one's pockets hang past the hems of one's
cut-offs--as in, ol' Bobby's cryin' ta-day, TELL me 'bout dem Bobby thighs, Bobby. . . .)

I don't think anybody could make Satisfaction their own, well Stooges maybe could have, oh shit they DID, ha, "No Fun," and the sexxpistols tore THAT a new crasshole, but I digress.

I uh, "Satisfaction" is the one that I think, that I don't care for.

Devo's is good because they made it be ROBOTS.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Feb 1, 2008 9:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: biggest mistake

Grendel, man you are nailing things today. I thought I was the only one who dug Jokerman from Dylan. Many folks don't even know about it.

Very surprised that baba is taking a beating. I thought there many other tunes that were far worse. For covers, I think I fought the law is an embarrassment. They played it fine but that 2:30 bore is a joke as an encore. As for originals....anything Phil lesh broke out from 92-95.

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Poster: staggerleib Date: Feb 1, 2008 11:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: biggest mistake

That whole album, Blood on the Tracks, is a wonder. Dylan with Mark Knopfler? How could it get any better?

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Poster: veblen Date: Feb 1, 2008 2:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: biggest mistake

It is Infidels from 83 that is with Knopfler.

It contains: jokerman; neighborhood bully; union sundown; license to kill; etc...

here is the original jokerman video which is both musically and visually appealing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igMaEw3SJuk

one fine album to say the very least...

Jerry singing jokerman would have been sweet!!!

Also, someone mentioned traffic's medicated goo which might have worked as well.

overall the beatles covers should have been avoided...



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Poster: staggerleib Date: Feb 1, 2008 4:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: biggest mistake

Holy Crap!

I cannot believe that I confused Blood on the Tracks and Infidels.

I swear, if my head weren't screwed on...

Meanwhile, that's a great video.

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Poster: veblen Date: Feb 1, 2008 4:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: biggest mistake

no worries, though it does force me to listen to blood on the tracks today as well. So I get to hear idiot wind.

the infidels talk has me downloading the complete infidel sessions this afternoon; which I am looking, oh so forward to hearing.

"I swear, if my head weren't screwed on..."
tell me about it: today I sent condolences out about a former hs classmate's son who died Iraq, and I was under the false impression that the mother had died recently as well. Suffice it to say, I will be writing corrections regarding that one for days.

for what its worth, here are two prime live jokerman's that I listened to this pm:
Groningen,1995:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbpM1ZhyO5A
London 24/11/03:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWcIVUX1bvw

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Poster: veblen Date: Feb 1, 2008 4:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: biggest mistake

no worries, though it does force me to listen to blood on the tracks today as well. So I get to hear idiot wind.

the infidels talk has me downloading the complete infidel sessions this afternoon; which I am looking, oh so forward to hearing.

"I swear, if my head weren't screwed on..."
tell me about it: today I sent condolences out about a former hs classmate's son who died Iraq, and I was under the false impression that the mother had died recently as well. Suffice it to say, I will be writing corrections regarding that one for days.

for what its worth, here are two prime live jokerman's that I listened to this pm:
Groningen,1995:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbpM1ZhyO5A
London 24/11/03:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWcIVUX1bvw
o

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Poster: He Live's Date: Feb 27, 2008 11:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: WATCH OUT -- THIS THREAD IS ZOOMING TO THE TOP AGAIN

WHOOPEE....


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Poster: NoiseCollector Date: Feb 2, 2008 8:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: biggest mistake

There was the time they did not do this one...


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Poster: staggerleib Date: Feb 1, 2008 11:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: biggest mistake

I'm sorry... Dear Prudence, when JGB did it was brilliant. Probably the best Beatles cover ever. OK, so I'm biased.

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Feb 1, 2008 7:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: biggest mistake

Hey Jude...just as bad in 85-90 as it was in 69...

close contenders...Keep On Growing (brutal)...Devil In a Blue Dress (unnecessary)...I Fought The Law (would have been better as a once or twice a year first set tune, not played as a bullshit encore every ohter show)

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Feb 1, 2008 8:06pm
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would you have kept the good golly miss molly?

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Feb 1, 2008 8:07pm
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hayell no...

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Feb 1, 2008 8:08pm
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just checking. i tend to agree (despite my "handle" good buddy)

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Feb 1, 2008 8:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: biggest mistake

I presume it has something to do with Duke University, I do hope if that's the case, the school never used "devil in a blue dress" as a school song...

when they played those horrid medley's it reminded me of those stale 60s reviews that they play on public television, where you were treated to shortened versions of "tender moments" and "sugar pie honey bunch"...

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Feb 1, 2008 9:04pm
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never officially, however, definitely played by the school band, or DUMB (Duke univ. marching band) - very apt name.

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Feb 1, 2008 12:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: biggest mistake

Truckin' -- their extended version with the jam at the end, in the early 70s, seemed to be a bit wild and crazy. Obviously, Truckin' was a national fav, and had beautifully famous lyrics and melody. I only mentioned Truckin' here because back then it seemed like they never could manage to do Truckin' without some kind of energy-overloaded fumble on the lyrics -- almost everytime they played it back then! It's just funny as hell. But, it seemed to give all the critics and hippie-haters plenty of ammo to criticize the Dead musically, as well as the Dead-heads. I always felt that "this" was "their" (critics and butt-wipes') loss.


12:10 Truckin meltdown, with lyrics fumbled at 2:36

Quote from my review of this stellar Jerry-birthday show, Roosevelt Stadium, July 31, 1973: "Truckin' is critically insane and amazing. Never mind somebody blows the lyrics in it. Check out Phil about 9:00 into it. He does a really cool solo for us."

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Poster: ghostofghostofrbnw Date: Feb 2, 2008 5:59am
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moron

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Poster: Ellis Van Sofa Date: Feb 1, 2008 6:22am
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i agree with Baba.

i think the entire Dylan & Dead tour was a musical mistake. the show i saw and every note i have heard since from them together was simply awful.

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Poster: NoiseCollector Date: Feb 1, 2008 7:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: biggest mistake

Oh sorry, that's incorrect, the correct answer "what is IKO" that takes you down to -500 but that gives you first shot in double jeopardy after the break. Whoever wrote IKO, it's annoying. Baba at the meadowlands was probably the most feel good time I ever witnessed at any show in Jersey, NY, Philly or Baltimore. The crowd loved it, you could feel the rush and everyone had a shit eating grin as they realized what song it was. I was there and a have a few thousand witnesses.

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Poster: ghostofghostofrbnw Date: Feb 1, 2008 5:05pm
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at that point in their career 'the crowd' was made up mostly of local drug seeking juveniles that really don't know a scarlet from the studio from one performed live....oh wait lokk who posted this ....my point exactly thx and have a nice day! LOL

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Poster: NoiseCollector Date: Feb 2, 2008 9:22am
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I was under the impression it was full of washed up musical snob trolls who vandalize websites and make threats until their multiple login names are erased, but maybe your right, glad that whole scene is over.

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Poster: yesss! Date: Feb 1, 2008 11:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: biggest mistake

there are probably lots of regrettable tunes from 92-95 that i never even heard because i officially gave up on the grateful dead the night that they played baba o'reily at cal expo. i was already starting to lose faith after seeing a bunch of disappointing shows in a row, but this was the sad moment where i realized that it was over for me. so, yeah, baba o'reily get my vote.

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Poster: fireeagle Date: Feb 2, 2008 6:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: biggest mistake

all beatles covers were crap

they love each other, women r smarter, day job - crap too

they shouldnt have touched satisfaction and mr fantasy; both great songs, but not dead-made

edit > forgot mighty queen, now that was stupidest of all

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Feb 1, 2008 5:18am
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A lot of the late period covers are absolutely terrible. Baba probably leads the pack.

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Poster: airgarcia416 Date: Feb 1, 2008 1:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: biggest mistake

Covers that were good that didn't get much play.

She Belongs To Me was bloody brillant and You Win Again just outstanding

Would have loved to seen them take on "It Makes No Difference" (The Band) or have heard the anguish of Jerry breaking out "Sister Morphine"!!!

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Feb 6, 2008 8:37am
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Biggest mistake?

For me its the constant re-editing of this post to get it to the top. While there is some good stuff, some newer and equally relevant posts are getting squashed under the weight of this thing.

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Poster: He Live's Date: Feb 6, 2008 8:57am
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word man...... i really think it is a pile of crud that this kind of thing can get bumped up.... it's all about YOU KNOW WHO....... needs attention?

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Feb 6, 2008 8:59am
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agreed



although most of what i write is pure drivel anyways.

:)

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Poster: NoiseCollector Date: Feb 6, 2008 9:33am
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Amen

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Poster: NoiseCollector Date: Mar 22, 2008 1:53pm
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Assholes will be assholes...

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Poster: BryanE Date: Feb 28, 2008 3:41pm
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A song they should never have played is Radar Love. I, for one, am glad that apparently they agreed.

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Poster: ghostofghostofrbnw Date: Feb 28, 2008 4:32pm
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now that's funny....(he lives...RIP the sooner the better)

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Poster: fireeagle Date: Feb 29, 2008 1:52pm
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click 1000 was mine

what do i get? free vacation in swaziland? or 2 weeks in kabul all expenses paid, bulletproof vest included?

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Feb 1, 2008 12:58pm
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From the early period, Pig's butchering of Hey Jude.

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Poster: high flow Date: Feb 1, 2008 1:11pm
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Not a cover tune, but Wave to the Wind always stunk.

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Poster: high flow Date: Feb 1, 2008 1:11pm
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Not a cover tune, but Wave to the Wind always stunk.

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Poster: sky dog Date: Feb 1, 2008 6:14pm
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Thank you

I bought that 2-11-1969 album and that song was terrible!

I'd say the slow version of 'They Love Each Other.' The fast one is so much better. Standout versions include 6-9-1973 and 2-22-1974.

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Poster: jerkwaterdan Date: Feb 1, 2008 11:35pm
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I must defend Pigpen and "Hey Jude". Pigpen was not doing a cover of the Beatles version of Hey Jude, but rather the Wilson Pickett version of it. Pig loved these soul ballads and did a reasonable job of covering it. Pickett used a different arrangement than most people are used to. This is the version Pigpen was covering. Exhibit A:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-dwSt2p0Gg
The song had just been released when the Dead and Pigpen covered it. The Wilson Pickett version also featured an unknown guitarist named Duane Allman on the track.
My vote for songs the Dead should never have touched are "Let The Good Times Roll" "Dear Mr. Fantasy" and "Gimme Some Lovin'"

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Poster: mcgannahan Date: Jan 31, 2008 9:04pm
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dark star. what a trainwreck!

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Poster: bruceg93 Date: Feb 2, 2008 10:31am
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Add Dayjob to the list also.

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Poster: liranfa Date: Feb 3, 2008 2:00pm
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I can't believe that any of you take the time to worry about which cover was best or worst from a band that played on the fly and was high on drugs a lot of the time.

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Poster: NoiseCollector Date: Feb 3, 2008 3:03pm
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Even worse, if you disagree, you are labelled a drug addict or something, hilarious but sad. Wait it out, it will be over soon, ask the last of the shakers.

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Poster: He Live's Date: Feb 28, 2008 12:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: LIVE IT UP BABY -- IT'S BACK -- CHEESE IN A CAN++++++++++++

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yeah baby -- it's back -- and YOU KNOW WHO TO THANK....

OUR "man" at the top.... the person who is so NOT A PERSON he is a GHOST x 2!

signed,
ghostofghostofghostofHe_Live's

(i am not obfuscated)



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Poster: Kryssy Fields Date: Feb 6, 2008 5:51am
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KINGFISH period, bloody mess it was.

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